Strengths: The rising senior at St. Joe’s Prep is a prototypical wing who thrives off finding his teammates and racking up his assist numbers. His court vision and awareness leads to a ton of open shots for his teammates on the perimeter and in the paint. Aiyegbusi is a gifted passer and has a knack for making the correct basketball plays. He often sees plays before they happen and doesn’t try to force the issue when he's playing the point-forward role. His offensive game is well-rounded, as he’s capable of scoring from all three levels. One of his major strengths on that end of the court is his shooting. Whether it’s spotting up or off the dribble, Aiyegbusi is capable knocking shots down consistently from the 3-point line or from mid-range. Defensively, he’s a strong defender on the perimeter. He’s able to use his length to keep his man contained and disrupt ball handlers’ penetration.
Weaknesses: While shooting is his strength, he can try to start putting more pressure on defenses by attacking the basket more often; he scores at the basket or draws fouls when he does. He can improve his lateral movement on defense moving forward.
Overall: Aiyegbusi will head into next season as one of the Hawks’ primary players thanks to his ability to pass and score the ball. Moving forward, expect his shooting stroke to continue to space the floor for the Hawks offense and keep defenders honest. Doing so may also open up more dribble drive opportunities. Above all, look for him to continue to show off his impressive playmaking abilities for his teammates. With a strong senior year, Aiyegbusi could certainly receive some Division II looks; otherwise, he’d be a fantastic D-III player.
Last updated: June 28, 2015